Saturday, March 2, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer review

Giants, beanstalks, and Ewan McGregor with a funny haircut. These are a few of the things you'll see in the new Bryan Singer movie Jack the Giant Slayer starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, and Ewan McGregor. The movie's about a farm boy named Jack (Hoult), who takes some beans from a monk in exchange for his horse, than accidentally plants them unleashing a giant beanstalk that leads high into the clouds. The princess is accidentally swept up and Jack and some knights go up to save her. When they arrive to the island in the clouds, they find an ancient race of giants hungry for revenge and human flesh. Now, let's talk about how good the movie actually was. Jack the Giant Slayer is okay. For an amateur filmmaker it would be pretty good, but this is coming from Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, the team who brought us The Usual Suspects. The Usual Suspects was a terrific movie with a terrific plot and a terrific twist at the end. Jack the Giant Slayer is an okay movie with a decent plot, (although that plot has some holes in it) and a kind of predictable end. Don't get me wrong, the movie wasn't awful, it ha it's moments. Some parts were fun and fast-paced with lots of cool CGI action. Stanley Tucci stole the show as the hissable villain, and Ewan McGregor was pretty good. Other than that it was just okay. If you have small kids, they'll like it because it looks cool and is action packed. Adults may or may not like it depending on their taste. Personally I thought it was mediocre. I give Jack the Giant Slayer 3.4 out of 5 stars. Happy Viewing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and like me on Facebook at!


  1. Nothing special, but worth the watch if you just want to have some fun for a little while. Good review Whit.